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The Bakery

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50 meteers north of Franks at Playa Carmen, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
2640 0560
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The best fresh baked cakes, bread, croisants, bagels and much, much more...
The best fresh baked cakes, bread, croisants, bagels and much, much more! Great lunches and dinners, coffees and refreshing drinks.
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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 8
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Chocolate Cake on the Planet!!

If you do nothing else in Santa Teresa, get a slice of the chocolate cake and a frapaccino at the Bakery. Heaven! The rest of the menu and the baked goods are fantastic and real Belgian chocolate in a beach town, YES! Enjoy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Owlman1208
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Burlington, Vermont
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Burlington, Vermont
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

If you do nothing else in Santa Teresa, get a slice of the chocolate cake and a frapaccino at the Bakery. Heaven! The rest of the menu and the baked goods are fantastic and real Belgian chocolate in a beach town, YES! Enjoy!

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We ate here a few times when we were in Santa Teresa. The Thai tuna salad was amazing and my hubby loved their tomato, oregano focaccia. The do have amazing gluten free almond cookies and great coffee.

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

You must go to the Bakery when you are in Santa Teresa. We went every day for breakfast and some nights for cake as well. You are guaranteed a delicious treat!!

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

No matter what time we went in, morning, noon or night we had very pleasant servers and delicious food, enough to take some home for later.

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Perris, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Hands down the best breakfast in Mal Pais. Its all natural ingredients. Actually real orange juice. Love it and recomend to check it out.

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We really enjoyed the desserts and coffee from The Bakery. It has a very European feel and has indoor seating or outdoor seating. We had dinner there once and didn't love what we chose, but everyone else' s food looked fabulous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Get breakfast- the breakfast bagel and burrito were our favorite (we ate here 2 mornings)! And reliable Wifi if you need to stop in somewhere and touch base with home! OVerall a 5 star experience!

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Westfield, New Jersey
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Not just because it looks like a cute bakery and it seems to be the only one around, but because it's the real deal. Santa Teresa's got a real live pastry chef in town. Dolce de leche donuts? Just say yes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Really enjoyed this place during my stay here! supergood, tasty food (breakfast, lunch and dinner alternatives) and a nice place to be. Feels clean, but stil so cosy. loved the garden with maracuya ceiling and funky lights. Really for you if you need something different than rice and beans and/or you crave for tasty pastry. The bread is fresh, home... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Spent three days in Mal Pais and ended up eating seven times at The Bakery. From breakfast to lunch to dinner, the food was beyond compare. Unique, fresh ingredients with everything made in house. The "Thai Mai Salad", may have been the best meal I have ever eaten. I will return to Costa Rica just for the chance to eat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 meteers north of Franks at Playa Carmen, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: 2640 0560

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children

Description

The best fresh baked cakes, bread, croisants, bagels and much, much more! Great lunches and dinners, coffees and refreshing drinks.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?